Public Transportation in Paris

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "Public Transportation in Paris"

Transcription

1 How to Use Public Transportation in Paris A Visitor s Guide to Parisian Mass Transit Métro RER Bus Anthony Atkielski

2

3 How to Use Public Transportation in Paris A Visitor s Guide to Parisian Mass Transit Ninth Edition Anthony Atkielski Anthony s Home Page 2012

4 Anthony s Home Page Copyright , 1998, by Anthony G. Atkielski All rights reserved. First edition 1993 Ninth edition Although the author has made his best effort to ensure that information contained in this guide is timely and correct, he cannot be responsible for accidental errors and omissions. The author hereby grants visitors of his Web site at permission to download, print, and store this document for their own, personal use exclusively, provided that the text contained herein, including this notice, is preserved without modification. Any other reproduction, storage, retrieval, translation, distribution, publication, or transmission of this work is prohibited without the written permission of the author. Questions, comments, and suggestions may be addressed to the author via electronic mail at Additional copies of this document may be downloaded for personal use from the author s Web site at Trademarks referenced in this work remain the property of their respective owners. This work is in no way endorsed by or affiliated with the Régie Autonome des Transports Parisiens, the Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer Français, the Disney Company, or any other organization or company that may be referenced herein. Cover art by the author

5 Table of Contents Overview The Métro The RER The Commuter Train Network The Bus Network Other Transportation Paying for Your Trips Paying for the Métro Paying for the RER and Suburbs Paying for the Bus Finding Your Way Getting Around in the Métro Getting Around on the RER Moving About in the Suburbs Getting to and from the Airports An Example: Getting to Disneyland Paris Getting Around on a Bus Miscellaneous Information Access for the Disabled Security in the Métro Regulations, Schedules, Amenities Labor Strikes Glossary

6

7 How to Use Public Transportation in Paris Paris is the most popular tourist destination city in the world, and it s not surprising that it has managed to turn even the most mundane aspects of city life into tourist attractions. How many other cities can charge people to visit their sewers, for example? Even activities as ordinary as buying groceries have their special charm in the City of Light. One of the most useful and most interesting attractions of Paris in this category is its enormously successful system of public transportation. Paris is blessed with a vast network of rail and road public transit that serves both residents and tourists with amazing efficiency. It s unfortunate that many visitors fear the system, especially the subway, because it s fast, it s efficient and sometimes it s even fun. This guide describes how to use the Paris public transportation system. The emphasis is on the venerable Métro, the city s conventional subway (underground train) system, since this tends to be best adapted to the needs of visitors, but the other aspects of the system (buses, trams) are touched upon as well. Overview Most of the daily commuter traffic in and around Paris is carried by trains. There are three interconnected train networks. The one you are most likely to use is the network of small underground trains, which Parisians call the Métro. Americans call this a subway, the British call it an underground (we ll use American terminology here). The subway serves the city itself, with a few timid extensions into certain suburbs. Complementing the subway is an express subway system, called the RER, that serves not just the city itself but also its suburbs. Typically you ll only use the RER network if you need to go somewhere outside Paris itself, such as Versailles or Disneyland Paris Resort. Beyond that is a commuter train system that serves more distant suburbs, but it s unlikely that you ll have any use for it in Paris. And finally, there s the national rail network, which you might use to travel to or from another city. We ll restrict ourselves mostly to the Métro and RER in this guide. 1

8 How to Use Public Transportation in Paris Since the Métro was the first subway system in France, its name has become a generic term in French for any kind of rail mass transit so when Parisians refer to taking the métro, they may actually be referring to either the standard subway or the RER, or indeed any part of the system that runs on rails. Mass transportation is managed by a bewildering blend of semi-governmental organizations, the most prominent of which are the Régie Autonome des Transports Parisiens (Independent Paris Transport Authority), or RATP, and the Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer Français (French National Railway Company), or SNCF. You ll see the distinctive logos of one or both of these latter organizations everywhere you go while using mass transit. In addition to all the rail networks, Parisian mass transportation includes a very large fleet of buses, serving nearly twelve thousand bus stops in the Paris metropolitan area. The bus network is slower than the Métro, but it s also more scenic. Bus stops are more numerous in the city than Métro stations, although even the Métro coverage is excellent. Buses are also a good choice for people with limited mobility, since they have no steps and can accommodate wheelchairs (more on this later). There are also several tramway lines in Paris. These are like buses on rails. They serve the periphery of the city and don t go past the areas that tourists prefer to visit, so we won t talk much about them in this guide. In terms of pricing and use, they follow the pattern of the Métro, which we will describe in detail. The Métro The Métro itself is a conventional subway system, similar to many other subway systems in the world. (In fact, many other younger subway systems around the globe were modeled after the Paris system, and some of them are even called Metros.) The Paris Métro isn t the world s oldest or largest subway system, but it is arguably the best, with sixteen lines serving over three hundred stations. This part of the Parisian mass transit system is by far the most useful for tourists and visitors. Almost all Métro stations are within the actual Paris city limits that is, within the boulevard périphérique, the roughly oval freeway that encircles the city. Each line is numbered and carries trains moving in both directions at regular, frequent intervals; the direction of a train is identified by the last station on the line in that direction. You can generally make a connection between one line and another (called a correspondance in French) at any station served by more than one line, without leaving the Métro. 2

9 August 2012 You can find a Métro station within easy walking distance of any point within Paris practically every point in the city is within a few minutes walk of a Métro station and it is all you need to get quickly from place to place within the city itself. All Métro trips cost the same amount of money, as long as you do not go outside the city limits.you can use either a single-use ticket or a pass to enter the system. You can make as many connections as you need to get from your departure point to your destination, as long as you don t actually leave the Métro. Most trips require only a single connection, and many require none at all; trips requiring two connections are exceptional. The oldest line of the Métro, Line 1, has been around for more than a hundred years; the newest line, Line 14, opened in 1999 and is completely automated. Other lines are gradually being automated as well. All of the network has been continually upgraded and expanded throughout its history. The Métro operates roughly from 5 am to 1 am, with the exact times varying from one line to another. The system runs every day of the year. Twenty-four-hour operation is under discussion but still has not been implemented at the time of this writing. On some special occasions, the trains may exceptionally run all night. To be sure of not getting stranded, it s best to assume that the last Métro will be around midnight. The RER The RER is a network of high-speed trains that travel underground within Paris and extend out into the suburbs on surface lines. Within the city, RER stations are much fewer in number than Métro stations, but for long commutes, the high speed of the RER compensates for the inconvenience of its fewer stations. There are five RER lines, identified by the letters A through E. Within Paris, Lines A and E run east-west, Lines B and D run north-south, and Line C does a bit of both. In contrast with most Métro lines, RER lines often split into different branches after they spread out into the suburbs. RER trains are larger than Métro trains and are compatible with the national rail network. In other respects, the RER lines resemble those of the Métro. Most RER stations within Paris allow for connections with any nearby Métro lines. Tickets and passes used on the Métro are also usable on the RER, within certain limits. Ticketing on the RER is based on either the starting and ending points of a trip, for individual tickets, or on a system of concentric fare zones centered on Paris, for multiple-use transit passes. The city itself is Zone 1, and any ticket providing for travel through Zone 3

10 How to Use Public Transportation in Paris 1 also allows travel on the Métro. If you stay within Zone 1 (that is, within the city) the same ticket allows you to use the Métro and RER interchangeably; you can even mix and match the two on a single trip. Administration of the RER is shared between the RATP and the SNCF, with the RATP managing line A and part of line B, and the SNCF managing lines C, D, and E. The RER is much younger than the Métro: the first RER line passing through the city (Line A) was completed in Line E was opened in As with the Métro, upgrading and expansion of the RER is an ongoing process. The Commuter Train Network The commuter train network serves the Paris suburbs, and interconnects with the Métro and RER at major railway stations within Paris. It uses the same tracks as the national railway system. Trains in this network resemble conventional cross-country trains, except for obvious adaptations to the high volume and short duration of commuter traffic there are no sleeping or dining cars, for example, and usually there are no toilets. The ticketing scheme for commuter trains is simpler than that used for cross-country trains, and it is designed to resemble and fit in with that of the Métro, RER, and other public-transportation systems in the Paris region. The commuter trains have numbers and serve certain stations at certain times, like conventional trains. Naturally, the average trip on this network takes considerably longer than a trip on the Métro or RER, in part because of the greater distances covered, and in part because commuter trains make a great many stops in the suburbs, and thus never build up much speed. Commuter trains enter Paris only to stop at major railway stations, and make no other stops within the city. Métro and (usually) RER stations lurk beneath each of these conventional train stations, facilitating connections between the networks. To travel within Paris or visit the more popular suburban destinations (Versailles, Disneyland, and so on), you don t need the commuter train network. In consequence, we won t be discussing it very much in this guide. The Bus Network Buses are an extremely common sight in Paris, and most major streets have special bus lanes set aside for them. There are some twelve thousand bus stops in the Paris metropolitan area, served by 351 bus routes amazing numbers when you consider that the city itself is only a few kilometres across. Bus stops are much more closely spaced than Métro or RER 4

11 August 2012 stations, but bus routes are so circuitous and seemingly random (at least from the standpoint of a visitor) that you must know exactly where you are in the city, exactly where you are going, and exactly which bus routes lead to your destination in order to make efficient use of them. This works very well for local residents who commute regularly over the same routes each day, but it can be frustrating at first for the occasional visitor or tourist. Bus lines have numbers, just as subway lines and commuter trains do. In theory, they serve specific stops at specific times, but traffic in Paris is so heavy and variable that the published schedules cannot be relied upon; it s easier to just stand at a bus stop and wait for one to come along. There s often an electronic display showing when the next bus will pass, which is often around every ten or twenty minutes during weekdays. Bus travel can be slow compared to the subway, since heavy traffic limits the average speed of a city bus to about nine kilometres per hour. Dedicated bus lanes within the city help buses to remain on time, but for pure speed, the bus still remains far behind the Métro. The main advantage of a bus for visitors is that it is considerably more scenic than the Métro, given that buses trundle about on city streets, whereas subway trains spend almost all their time in tunnels. A single ticket (the same kind used for all forms of mass transit in Paris) is good for one trip between two points on one or more buses, trains, or trams within the city. Things gets more complicated for rides within or towards the suburbs, which may require several tickets and/or specific point-to-point tickets. If you buy your ticket directly from the bus driver as you board, the ticket is only good for one ride on that bus you can t make any connections. The time between your first use of a ticket on a bus and the last use of the same ticket on a bus must not exceed 90 minutes. All of the buses in Paris are managed by the RATP. Bus routes in the suburbs are often operated cooperatively by the RATP and local suburban transportation authorities. Unlike the Métro and RER, the bus lines do not stop completely during the night. The Noctilien bus service continues with 31 lines all night long in Paris and a few suburbs, during the period when the normal daytime lines have stopped (from roughly 11 pm or so to 6 am). Other Transportation There are a couple of other means of transportation included in Paris public transit. The Montmartre funicular (inclined railway) that takes you up the hill to the Sacré-Cœur basilica is part of the RATP system and accepts regular RATP tickets and passes. 5

12 How to Use Public Transportation in Paris There are also four tramway lines (like a long bus on rails) in and around the city that are considered part of the system. Their lines are numbered T1 through T4. They operate in essentially the same way as the Métro, but they mostly run around the periphery of the city, outside areas that are likely to be interesting to tourists, so they won t be mentioned further here. Means of transportation that are not part of the system are legion, and include taxis, the Batobus (a system of small boats that make multiple stops up and down the Seine river in a closed loop), tour buses (including the Open Tour system, even though it is run by the RATP), excursion boats such as the Bateaux-Mouches, and so on. Paying for Your Trips Before you can use mass transit in Paris, it s important to know how to pay for it. Although heavy subsidies already make public transportation in Paris inexpensive, there are a number of special pricing arrangements that can save you still more money in some cases. Mass transit is always cheaper than taxis or tour buses. Essentially you have two broad options: individual tickets good for one trip each (called Tickets T+ by the transit authority), or multiple-use transit passes that let you travel without limit within a certain area for a certain time. Paying for the Métro The easiest way to obtain a Métro ticket is to buy it from a ticket agent in a Métro station. It is only necessary to ask for un billet, and hand over You ll receive a small cardboard ticket with a magnetic stripe. It can be inserted into turnstiles in any direction. In some stations there is no ticket window, but there will always be a ticket machine, and the machines speak English. Ticket windows usually accept both credit cards and cash. The machines accept coins and credit cards, and often banknotes as well. You ll need your PIN to use a credit card, and be advised that some non-french credit cards without built-in chips may not work. In an increasing number of stations, the automatic ticket machines are the only source of tickets; the RATP agents behind the window, if any, are there only to provide information and what the RATP mysteriously refers to as after-sales service. In these stations, you ll have to buy your ticket from a machine. If the words Vente or Billets appear over the window, the human being inside still sells tickets, otherwise he is just there to provide information. 6

13 August 2012 As you might expect, buying one ticket at a time is the most expensive and inconvenient way to pay for your travel, especially as you begin using mass transportation more and more frequently. Fortunately, there are alternatives to the single ticket. You can ask a ticket agent (or a ticket machine) for un carnet, which is a pack of ten tickets. At for a pack of ten tickets, the carnet is about 25% cheaper than the same number of tickets would be when bought individually.some machines distribute carnets of five tickets instead of ten (at a lower price, of course). The RATP and SNCF also offer a large and confusing array of specialprice plans for transit passes. You can use these for more than one trip, within specified limits, at a lower cost per trip than you would have to pay with individual tickets. Almost all of these plans are cost-effective only for the city s residents (by design), but occasionally they can allow some degree of savings for visitors as well and a few are specifically aimed at visitors. Transit passes that allow for multiple trips are organized around the concentric fare zones mentioned earlier. Paris is Zone 1, and the most distant zone outside the city is Zone 5. Individual tickets, in contrast, are generally point-to-point tickets (except in Paris itself, where a ticket allows you to go from anywhere to anywhere). Among the multiple-use passes that might suit visitors best are the following: Mobilis: Good for unlimited travel for one day, on the Métro, bus system, RER, and commuter trains, within a specific range of fare zones. Some suburban routes and routes serving the airports are excluded. Mobilis are priced starting at Paris Visite: A minimum-hassle multiple-use ticket for visitors allowing unlimited travel for one to five consecutive days on any form of transport, within a specific range of zones. It is intended for tourists. Paris-Visite is not the most economical multiple-use ticket available, in most cases, but it is sometimes the easiest to understand and use.prices start at 9.75 for one day in Paris only ( 4.85 for kids under twelve years of age), and rise rapidly from there. It is sometimes possible to buy Paris Visite passes outside Paris through dealers, who may or may not offer discounts (or mark-ups!). Navigo card: The Navigo card is a form of stored-ride transit pass that consists of a special smart card that you wave at the turnstile, instead of the traditional small cardboard ticket with a magnetic stripe. The RATP is gradually introducing this to replace most other types of cardboard tickets. The only Navigo-based transit passes that are potentially interesting for 7

14 How to Use Public Transportation in Paris visitors are the weekly and monthly passes, which we will describe momentarily. There are two types of Navigo card, one of which is only available to residents of the Paris metropolitan area, and the other of which is available to anyone who wants it for a one-time fee of 5. Visitors must opt for the latter type of card (referred to as the Navigo Découverte) which means that if you do not already have the Navigo card itself, you must add the cost of buying one to the cost of your first Navigo pass. You ll need a small photo to stick onto the Navigo card, too; there are photo booths in many stations that can help you to obtain this (and note that this adds another several euro to the cost of getting the card). The Navigo is a type of electronically-stored transit pass. What this means is that you buy a pass that allows multiple trips on the transit system under certain conditions, and then it is recorded electronically on the Navigo card, which can memorize the type of transit pass you have. The Navigo pass comes in monthly and weekly flavors, usable for one calendar month or one calendar week, respectively. (There s a yearly flavor, too, but it s only available to residents.) The monthly type is referred to as a forfait mois, and the weekly ticket is referred to as a forfait semaine. Both are usable for unlimited travel for the periods in question, within a specific range of zones. After a pass expires, you can buy another one, but you don t need a new Navigo card; you can just record the new pass on the card (ticket machines and ticket windows have a device that does this). Weekly passes are always valid from a Monday to a Sunday, and monthly passes are always valid from the first to the last day of a calendar month. This is important to remember if you are staying for a week and arriving on a Wednesday. The cheapest pass covering Paris (one week, for Zones 1 and 2) costs Remember, if this is your first pass, you ll also have to factor in the cost of the Navigo card itself and (possibly) the photo, which can add another 10 or more to the initial price. On the flip side, however, it s worth remembering that Navigo cards make great souvenirs, and they are reusable forever. These multiple-use passes are designed for residents of Paris. Ironically, the monthly pass is actually 51% more expensive than packs of individual tickets, assuming two trips per day. However, the law requires that Parisian employers reimburse half the price of the pass to employees who commute, and the RATP knows this, and with the reimbursement it works out cheaper than individual tickets. If you are visiting Paris only once and never intend to come back, you won t get this reimbursement; and that, plus the fact that the price of the Navigo card and photo must be taken into account, can make this plan less than economical for tourists unless they 8

15 August 2012 make more than two trips a day on the Métro. Still, nothing beats the Navigo card for convenience, and that alone may justify paying a few extra euro to have one. The standard individual cardboard ticket in the Métro fits into a slot that is present on at least one turnstile at every entrance to the system. The Navigo card, however, need only be waved near the purple target on the turnstile. The card comes with a rigid holder to protect it, but it need not be removed from the holder before use. In fact, residents often keep the card in their bags or purses and simply wave these past the purple targets to pass through the turnstiles. The turnstiles beep when they have successfully read the card. The Navigo card is valid indefinitely, so if you return to Paris one day, you can use it again, after having loaded it with a new monthly or weekly pass. Not every station in the RER, Métro, or commuter network sells every type of ticket or pass, but major stations generally sell them all. Paying for the RER and Suburbs The payment procedures for the RER and commuter trains are about the same as those for the Métro, and the tickets are largely interchangeable, for trips within Paris, particularly between the RER and the Métro. You can either buy a ticket specifically for the trip you wish to take (from a ticket window or a machine), or you can buy one of the tickets mentioned in Paying for the Métro, above, with the appropriate zones on it. A weekly pass for Zones 1 through 4 will allow you to travel for a week (always Monday to Sunday) on the Métro, the RER, and the commuter network, anywhere within the limits of Zones 1, 2, 3, or 4, by simply waving the Navigo card that contains it at all authorized turnstiles. Individual tickets for trips outside Paris are always point-to-point, and they can only be used in the stations for which they were issued. Paying for the Bus Payment methods for the bus within Paris are the same as those for the RER and Métro, since the same tickets are used. When boarding a bus, you also have the option of purchasing a ticket directly from the driver, with some restrictions (explained below). Tickets must be inserted into a small machine near the entrance of the bus. The machine will illuminate a green light and beep if it is pleased with the ticket. If you have a Navigo card, you can simply wave it at the purple target near the entrance door as you board the bus, and it will also beep cheerfully with a green light. Most buses can only be boarded from the front door. The other doors are used as exits only. 9

16 How to Use Public Transportation in Paris Regular Métro tickets and passes allow you to switch buses if you need to make a connection, and also allow correspondances (connections) with the Métro and RER networks. However, if you buy an individual ticket from the bus driver, that ticket is only good on that bus, for that trip you ll need a new ticket if you wish to use any other part of the transit system. Tickets bought from the driver are also more expensive than tickets bought elsewhere: a single ticket from the bus driver will cost you 1.90, even though it doesn t allow any connections. Finding Your Way Now that you know how to pay for your trip, the next step is to learn how to find your way from one place to another using the various networks of the system. The Métro is the easiest of the four networks to use, and it also tends to be the most useful network for visitors. Getting Around in the Métro The first step in using the Métro is to find a Métro station entrance. Most Métro stations are underground, since only a small portion of this rail system is elevated. Stations are clearly marked, but discreet; you may not notice them unless you are specifically looking for them. Typically they appear as nondescript stairways descending into the ground, and are identified by signs showing m or rer or métro.you can simply walk down the stairs into the station of your choice. We ve already covered the matter of paying for your trip. We ll assume that you already have the necessary ticket and any mention of a ticket also applies to Navigo cards and other passes, unless otherwise indicated. With ticket in hand, look around for a map before passing through the turnstile. All stations have a large map on a wall somewhere, although it is not always obvious. You can also buy a small, plastic-coated Métro map in many bookstores or at a newsstand, and agents at Métro information windows will give you a very tiny map for free. Some stations have fancy lighted maps, on which you can push a button corresponding to your destination in order to see the route you must follow in order to reach it. A few stations have computerized kiosks that serve the same purpose. In any case, you need to find the station you ve just entered, then find the station closest to your destination, then note the Métro line or lines connecting the two stations on the map. After you ve found found the lines connecting your departure and arrival stations on the map, you must then choose the best path between the two 10

17 stations. The method varies, depending on whether the two stations are on the same or different lines. If both stations happen to be on the same Métro line, the path is obvious: you simply take a train on that line in the direction of your destination station, and get off when you reach that station. Keep in mind that signs showing the way to a train platform identify the direction of a train by the name of the last station on the line in the direction the train is travelling. For example, on Line 1 of the Métro, the platform at which westbound trains stop will be marked direction la défense, because Grande Arche de la Défense is the last station at the western end of this line. Eastbound trains on Line 1 will stop at platforms marked direction château de vincennes, Château de Vincennes being the name of the station at the eastern terminus of the line. With only two exceptions, 1 all Métro directions are unique; that is, only one Métro train in Paris travels in any given direction. Because of this, as long as you find the direction you want, irrespective of the line(s) you take, you need not worry about going the wrong way. If your destination is not on the same line as your point of departure, you ll have to change trains somewhere during your trip. This is called a correspondance (connection) in French. Find the line that serves your destination, find the line that serves your point of departure, and then find a station at which the lines meet; at that station, you ll need to change trains in the direction of your destination. If the two lines do not meet at any station, you ll have to change trains twice, using a third line that serves a station on your line and a station on the destination line but this is very unusual, and in most cases only one correspondance is required. In any case, don t worry: changing trains is simple and instinctive once you get used to it. Once you know how to get to the station closest to your destination, you can enter the controlled area of the Métro this is RATP jargon for the area beyond the turnstiles. You ll see two types of turnstiles in most stations: one type accepts the traditional cardboard tickets with magnetic stripes, and the other senses Navigo cards. The ones that accept paper tickets have an obvious slot in front to accept the ticket; the ones that accept Navigo cards have a purple target on them over which you wave the card. There will be at least one of each type at every entrance, and some turnstiles accept both traditional tickets and Navigo cards. Insert your ticket into the slot on the front of the turnstile, or hold your Navigo card 1 The exceptions are Lines 2 and 6, both of which have their eastern terminus at Nation. In every case where any ambiguity exists, signs will indicate DIRECTION NATION PAR DENFERT-ROCHEREAU (for Line 6, which passes through this station as it arcs through the south side of the city), or DIRECTION NATION PAR BARBÈS-ROCHECHOUART, for Line 2, which passes through the corresponding station on its way through the north side of the city. 11

18 How to Use Public Transportation in Paris close to a purple target. The machine will return your ticket from a slot on top of the turnstile, or it will simply beep and show a green arrow for a Navigo, and you may then proceed. Take your ticket back, and pass through the turnstile. You must keep your ticket until you leave the controlled area of the Métro, in order to prove that you have paid. Spot checks by groups of uniformed RATP agents are frequent, and you ll be fined if you don t have a valid ticket. An unpleasant beep and a red light on the turnstile means that your ticket is not valid; usually this means that you re using a single-use ticket that you ve already used on a previous trip. Other possible causes are an attempt to go outside the zone(s) allowed by the ticket if you are travelling into or from the suburbs or a multiple-use ticket that has expired. Confusingly, the turnstiles also emit a slightly different, more pleasant beep when you have successfully used a Navigo card. Once inside the controlled area, the secret to success is to read all the signs. As long as you follow the signs, you cannot become lost. No real knowledge of French is necessary. Just look for signs mentioning the direction, station, line, or correspondance that you wish to take, and follow them. Maps are present on every train platform as well, in case you forget your planned itinerary. When you arrive on the platform, you need only wait for a train to arrive. This occurs as often as every 60 seconds during rush hour, and as infrequently as every ten or fifteen minutes during the slowest traffic periods (late at night on Sunday, for example). Trains on the Métro almost always arrive from your left as you stand on the platform; be sure to stand well clear of the edge. Most trains have doors that open only if you press a button or lift a lever on the door. The newest trains have automatic doors that open by themselves. After a brief pause in the station, a warning buzzer will sound, and the doors will close again automatically. Don t try to board the train after the buzzer sounds, as this slows traffic, especially during rush hour. An increasing number of lines have doors on both the platform and the train, which typically open automatically. In some cases, the platform door opens by itself, but you may still have to press a button or lift a lever on the train door in order to open it. The system is gradually being upgraded, and eventually every station and train will work the same way. As you ride the train, look carefully at the station names at each stop. The name of the station is always clearly marked on large signs visible from the train. On some lines, a recorded announcement is made at each station as well. The trains also have maps of their routes on a sign over the inside 12

19 August 2012 doors of each car, and on newer trains lights indicate which station you re at for each stop. When the train stops at your destination station or connection station, get off. Be sure to push the button or lift the lever on the door to open it, if you are not on one of the newer trains with automatic doors. Watch how others do it if you can t figure out how to operate the door. Passengers normally exit the train on the right, with respect to the train s motion (there are a few exceptions at the ends of some lines). If you need to make a connection, follow the signs and find your way to the next train. Signs marked correspondance (typically in black text on an orange background) show the way to connecting trains. Signs marked sortie (typically in white text on a blue background) show the way out of the Métro. Take care not to exit the controlled area of the Métro when making a connection, or you ll have to use a fresh ticket to get back in; signs marked limite de validité des billets and automatic turnstiles mark the exits from the controlled area. Signs in red, marked passage interdit, mean do not enter, and if you follow them, you risk ending up on another platform, in another station, or on another planet. Signs marked sortie de secours, in green, are emergency exits only; use the normal exit instead, unless there is truly an emergency. When you arrive at your destination station, follow the sortie signs all the way out of the Métro. If you were traveling on a single-use ticket, you can discard it once you ve left the system; if you have a pass or multpleuse ticket, then obviously you ll want to keep it with you. Getting Around on the RER The RER is just a slightly more complicated variation of the Métro. The RER is extremely useful if you wish to travel outside Paris, or if you need to cover a large distance within the city fairly quickly. Direct entrances into the RER are relatively rare, since the number of RER stations inside Paris is very small compared to the number of Métro stations so don t walk around searching for one. Instead, make a connection from the Métro to the RER at a station served by both systems. You can make connections between the Métro and the RER freely as long as you stay within the city limits. Typically, you will make a connection between the Métro and the RER in order to move more quickly across the city. A connection in the opposite direction, from RER to Métro, will then take you to your final destination, if the RER station itself is not your destination. In practice, however, you ll 13

20 How to Use Public Transportation in Paris find that few trips within the city itself justify connections with the highspeed RER. The most important difference between the Métro and the RER is in the pricing of tickets. A single Métro ticket is generally good for any trip within within the city limits, with or without RER connections. However, once you move outside the city, you ll need a ticket that matches the distance you are travelling if you plan to use the RER. This means either a single ticket that specifically names your destination station, or a pass that covers the necessary zones, based on the concentric zone system mentioned earlier in this guide. For such trips, always make sure you have the right ticket or pass for your trip, or you may end up stuck in a deserted RER station in the suburbs, with no choice but to retrace your steps and buy a new ticket. At most stations, you must use your ticket to enter and to exit the RER. If you are entering the RER, the turnstile will return your ticket to you. If you are leaving the RER and the system, the turnstile will usually keep your ticket. If you are leaving the RER but continuing on the Métro, the turnstile will return your ticket. A turnstile that beeps is usually a turnstile that isn t happy with your ticket often because you have travelled beyond the zone limits of the ticket, or because you ve mixed up your tickets and you are trying to get out with a ticket different from the one you used to get in. You can t get out of the RER without a valid ticket, so be careful. Unlike Métro trains, in which you usually enter and exit cars on the right side of the train with respect to the direction of travel, RER trains may load or unload passengers from either side, depending on the station so be sure to observe carefully as you arrive at your destination station to determine which side is the side from which you ll get off. They don t always arrive from the left as seen from the platform, either, so be alert. During low-traffic periods, short trains may be in service (look for train court on the lighted departure displays court means short ). When this is the case, be sure that you re standing close to the center of the platform, or you may find that the train stops fifty feet away from you and you ll have to run to get on or wait for another train. Métro trains stop at every station on their respective lines, but this is not true for RER trains. All RER trains stop at every RER station on their lines within Paris, but stations outside of Paris may only be served by every third or fourth train. Lighted destination boards on the platform indicate the stations served by each arriving train; the wise traveller glances at these boards before boarding a train for the suburbs, so as to avoid surprise excursions to Versailles, Bordeaux, or Jupiter. 14

Tokyo Transport Logistics (From Narita). (Haneda, or arrivals via Oedo line, skip 80% down).

Tokyo Transport Logistics (From Narita). (Haneda, or arrivals via Oedo line, skip 80% down). Tokyo Transport Logistics (From Narita). (Haneda, or arrivals via Oedo line, skip 80% down). If it s your first time in Japan, it can be somewhat confusing to get around. If you re used to big cities,

More information

Back to School Car Safety. Direct Buy Warranty Staff September 19, 2014

Back to School Car Safety. Direct Buy Warranty Staff September 19, 2014 Back to School Car Safety Direct Buy Warranty Staff September 19, 2014 It s back to school season, and that means kids are picking out new clothes, putting on their backpacks, and hitting the road to get

More information

How to use your go card on the TransLink network. TransLink go card user guide

How to use your go card on the TransLink network. TransLink go card user guide How to use your go card on the TransLink network TransLink go card user guide Contents The benefits of travelling using go card 2 How to travel using your go card 3 How to top up your go card 4 Touch on

More information

November2013. on GO Transit

November2013. on GO Transit November2013 Using Presto on GO Transit Welcome to PRESTO! Enjoy the convenience of bypassing line-ups for GO Transit tickets, the flexibility of reloading money online and the ease of travelling between

More information

USEFUL INFORMATION. Enquiries. Map. For all enquiries please contact: - phone: +33 (0)2 40 29 15 37 - email: inio-inform2012@gensdevenement.

USEFUL INFORMATION. Enquiries. Map. For all enquiries please contact: - phone: +33 (0)2 40 29 15 37 - email: inio-inform2012@gensdevenement. USEFUL INFORMATION Enquiries For all enquiries please contact: - phone: +33 (0)2 40 29 15 37 - email: inio-inform2012@gensdevenement.com Map Venue L Usine 379, Avenue du Président Wilson, 93200, Saint-Denis,

More information

This document is part of a series of Building a Stronger South Australia policy initiatives from the Government of South Australia.

This document is part of a series of Building a Stronger South Australia policy initiatives from the Government of South Australia. 3. Public Transport This document is part of a series of Building a Stronger South Australia policy initiatives from the Government of South Australia. 1. Future Fund 2. Jobs and Skills 3. Public Transport

More information

Passenger Charter Annual Progress Report April 2010 March 2011

Passenger Charter Annual Progress Report April 2010 March 2011 Passenger Charter Annual Progress Report April 2010 March 2011 Letter from Gary McNeil Dear Passengers, In November 2010, we launched GO Transit s first ever Passenger Charter a set of five promises that

More information

Taxi fares. From Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, to centre of Paris 50 to 70

Taxi fares. From Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, to centre of Paris 50 to 70 Paris Taxis Paris taxi companies Taxi fares Alpha Taxis Call +33 (0)1 45 85 85 85 Les Taxis Bleus Call +33 (0)1 41 52 54 25 Taxis G7 Call +33 (0)1 47 39 47 39 Taxi Call +33 (0)1 42 70 00 42 G7 Horizon

More information

Cheaper Rail Fares A cunning plan

Cheaper Rail Fares A cunning plan Cheaper Rail Fares A cunning plan [10 June 2015] The Tyne and Wear Public Transport Users Group (TWPTUG) Newcastle Group met in June 2015 and spent some time discussing the possibility of split ticketing

More information

To open the door of your studio we would like to know your time of arrival at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport or Amsterdam Central Train Station.

To open the door of your studio we would like to know your time of arrival at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport or Amsterdam Central Train Station. Get to Kien Bed & Breakfast Amsterdam To open the door of your studio we would like to know your time of arrival at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport or Amsterdam Central Train Station. Please provide us a flight

More information

As soon as possible! / HOUSING

As soon as possible! / HOUSING As soon as possible! / HOUSING As soon as possible! / HOUSING Securing housing before arriving in France Contact your institution s international office, which can guide you in your search for a place

More information

Fare Change 2014 Frequently Asked Questions & Answers

Fare Change 2014 Frequently Asked Questions & Answers Fare Change 2014 Frequently Asked Questions & Answers Fare change What is happening? From Monday 6 January 2014, fares across all TransLink services (bus, train and ferry) will increase by 7.5%. How much

More information

Getting here - a MountainBug Information Sheet

Getting here - a MountainBug Information Sheet Getting here - a MountainBug Information Sheet Introduction Mountainbug is based in the village of Barèges, in the High Pyrenees of Southern France. We are situated South of the cities of Pau and Tarbes,

More information

Between Airports (Roissy Charles De Gaule and

Between Airports (Roissy Charles De Gaule and Between Airports (Roissy Charles De Gaule and Orly) and Paris Where to purchase your ticket? Buy your ticket at the Air France Coaches tickets counter or directly from the driver Where are the Bus Stops?

More information

Get Connected with Metro-North

Get Connected with Metro-North Metro-North s Deals&Getaways! GOING TO AN AIRPORT? Get Connected with Metro-North 8/14 For more information visit us online at www.mta.info/ mnr. GET CONNECTED WITH METRO NORTH Take Metro-North to New

More information

Dream Granting Guidelines. Trips to New York City

Dream Granting Guidelines. Trips to New York City Dream Granting Guidelines Trips to New York City So the child asked for a trip to New York City, what do you do now??? Obviously you ll have to get a few details from the family: what does the child want

More information

Paris 10, 11 and 12 September 2008

Paris 10, 11 and 12 September 2008 FIREweek Paris 10, 11 and 12 September 2008 Location and Accommodation Page 1/13 Meeting location FIRE Launch Event Wednesday 10 th September Paris City Hall (Hôtel de Ville in French) FIRE Strategy Workshop

More information

Your Optus Local Access Telephony User Guide.

Your Optus Local Access Telephony User Guide. Your Optus Local Access Telephony User Guide. Full of handy hints. P/N 202-10819-02 4114645E 04/11 4114645E 0411 166323.indd 1 Welcome It s great to have you with us and we ll certainly do all we can to

More information

Welcome to the Hong Kong summer program!

Welcome to the Hong Kong summer program! Welcome to the Hong Kong summer program! Welcome to the program! I am Professor Karin Carter, and will be directing the Hong Kong program in 2013. We expect that you are stating to get excited about what

More information

Customer Satisfaction Index 2014

Customer Satisfaction Index 2014 Customer Satisfaction Index 01 Contents Executive summary Customer satisfaction methodology Initiatives to improve customer satisfaction November 01 results Overall train network Overall bus regions Overall

More information

WHAT TO DO AFTER A BIKE SHARE CRASH

WHAT TO DO AFTER A BIKE SHARE CRASH WHAT TO DO AFTER A BIKE SHARE CRASH By Daniel Flanzig, Esq. and James B. Reed, Esq. On Memorial Day New York City launched it s long awaited Bike Share Program. With an initial start of 6000 bikes, the

More information

Development of a Concept for the Public Transport Interconnectivity for Savaria International Airport. Report

Development of a Concept for the Public Transport Interconnectivity for Savaria International Airport. Report Development of a Concept for the Public Transport Interconnectivity for Savaria International Airport Report CENTRAL EUROPE Programme Project CHAMPIONS February 2012 Development of a Concept for the Public

More information

chapter 3 basic driving skills

chapter 3 basic driving skills chapter 3 basic driving skills When curving to the left, keep the front wheels close to the right edge of the lane to keep your driver s side rear wheels out of the next lane of traffic. Curve ahead slow

More information

FAQ and REGISTRATION INFORMATION for STUDENTS: MFA SUMMER RESIDENCY 2016

FAQ and REGISTRATION INFORMATION for STUDENTS: MFA SUMMER RESIDENCY 2016 FAQ and REGISTRATION INFORMATION for STUDENTS: MFA SUMMER RESIDENCY 2016 What s included in the travel package? WorldStrides has created a ground travel package for our residency, including business hotel

More information

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Travel Policies

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Travel Policies American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Travel Policies INTRODUCTION: ASHA s travel policies have been developed to assist volunteer leaders, public members, and other individuals who travel on Association

More information

Best Practice on Electronic Ticketing

Best Practice on Electronic Ticketing Best Practice on Electronic Ticketing Pécs Hungary 22/05/2013 MARCHE REGION Presentation provided by Marche Region Speaker: Ms Daniela Vasari Pluservice Outlines Best Practice on Electronic Ticketing Parking

More information

a rider s manual your comprehensive guide to the new viva rapidway service

a rider s manual your comprehensive guide to the new viva rapidway service a rider s manual your comprehensive guide to the new viva rapidway service 1 1 contents Section 1: welcome...3 Section 2: changes to the street...4 Section 3: how to viva...7 Section 4: new stations...13

More information

ANZ EFTPOS card and ANZ Visa Debit card

ANZ EFTPOS card and ANZ Visa Debit card ANZ EFTPOS card and ANZ Visa Debit card Conditions of Use Where to find things in this document What you need to know about these Conditions of Use...1 How to contact us...1 A glossary of the terms we

More information

welcome to contents For the most up-to-date information check our website at

welcome to contents For the most up-to-date information check our website at welcome to Thank you for choosing to become a member of Australia s first car sharing service. This booklet describes your rights and responsibilities and how the service works. The arrangements described

More information

4. Meetings Financial Support

4. Meetings Financial Support 4. Meetings Financial Support The MC must determine from amongst eligible participants those who are entitled to be reimbursed. The Action Chair (or Vice Chair if the Action Chair is affiliated to the

More information

BINGO TRAINING. Last Updated August 2014

BINGO TRAINING. Last Updated August 2014 BINGO TRAINING Last Updated August 2014 Overview The Weekly Sunday Bingo at St John s is by far our greatest money maker. For the 2013-2014 Year, we made close to $225,000 in profit from Bingo. This effort

More information

Buying a Car. A Car Means Convenience. Which Car is Right for You?

Buying a Car. A Car Means Convenience. Which Car is Right for You? Buying a Car A Car Means Convenience It s Wednesday morning and you are sleeping soundly, dreaming about that Hawaiian vacation you d like to take. Suddenly you hear, instead of ocean waves, a loud buzz.

More information

THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO PASSENGER INFORMATION SYSTEMS

THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO PASSENGER INFORMATION SYSTEMS WHITEPAPER THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO PASSENGER INFORMATION SYSTEMS Passenger information systems come in many different forms. They are comprised of direct methods of communication, such as websites and

More information

How to Beat Online Roulette!

How to Beat Online Roulette! Martin J. Silverthorne How to Beat Online Roulette! Silverthorne Publications, Inc. How to Beat Online Roulette! COPYRIGHT 2015 Silverthorne Publications Inc. All rights reserved. Except for brief passages

More information

TRADE SHOW FAQ. Junior Achievement Company Program Annual Trade Show Saturday, February 6, 2015 10:00 am - 9:00 pm CrossIron Mills

TRADE SHOW FAQ. Junior Achievement Company Program Annual Trade Show Saturday, February 6, 2015 10:00 am - 9:00 pm CrossIron Mills TRADE SHOW FAQ 2016 Junior Achievement Company Program Annual Trade Show Saturday, February 6, 2015 10:00 am - 9:00 pm CrossIron Mills It s important that all students attending the trade show read through

More information

In Person Mobile Website Selling Script In Person Cold Call or Appointment

In Person Mobile Website Selling Script In Person Cold Call or Appointment In Person Mobile Website Selling Script In Person Cold Call or Appointment 1. PERSONAL INTRODUCTION Upon Entering Business Crack a BIG SMILE on your face Good Morning (or Good Afternoon) I am looking for

More information

Routing and Technology

Routing and Technology 1 Routing and Technology The how and why of school routing MTA 2015 Class 4 April 1 & 7, 2015 OSBA leads the way to educational excellence by serving Ohio s public school board members and the diverse

More information

Kindly go through this entire document (5 pages) carefully before booking your flight.

Kindly go through this entire document (5 pages) carefully before booking your flight. Dear Student, Greetings from Vatel International Business School, specialising in Hotel & Tourism Management! We are pleased to inform you that for the upcoming intake, Monday 01 st of March 2010, the

More information

GetThere User Training. Student Guide

GetThere User Training. Student Guide GetThere User Training Student Guide Document Edition 4.9 (January 2016) 2009-2016 GetThere L.P. All rights reserved. This documentation is the confidential and proprietary intellectual property of the

More information

Getting Started in Tinkercad

Getting Started in Tinkercad Getting Started in Tinkercad By Bonnie Roskes, 3DVinci Tinkercad is a fun, easy to use, web-based 3D design application. You don t need any design experience - Tinkercad can be used by anyone. In fact,

More information

ANZ Bank New Zealand Limited ANZ17881

ANZ Bank New Zealand Limited ANZ17881 ANZ Credit Card Conditions of Use Effective 9 December 2015 This document sets out your ANZ Credit Card s terms and conditions In this document we ve explained the terms and conditions applying to your

More information

DO MORE WITH YOUR HOME PHONE

DO MORE WITH YOUR HOME PHONE CALL 13 2200 VISIT A TELSTRA STORE telstra.com/homephone HOME FEATURES USER GUIDE DO MORE WITH YOUR HOME PHONE C020 JAN13 XXXXXXXX PHONE FEATURES THAT MAKE LIFE EASIER Our home features make it easy for

More information

6: LANE POSITIONS, TURNING, & PASSING

6: LANE POSITIONS, TURNING, & PASSING 6: LANE POSITIONS, TURNING, & PASSING BASIC LANE POSITIONS Traffic law says that slower vehicles should stay to the right. But where exactly should bicycles ride? Here are some basics. Never Ride Against

More information

Call Answer Service. User Guide. outside front cover

Call Answer Service. User Guide. outside front cover Call Answer Service User Guide outside front cover 204 225-9999 toll-free Call Answer access number from anywhere in Manitoba 1 866 GET-MSGS toll-free Call Answer access number from anywhere in Canada

More information

User Manual. NETGEAR, Inc. 350 East Plumeria Drive San Jose, CA 95134, USA. December 2014 202-11380-01

User Manual. NETGEAR, Inc. 350 East Plumeria Drive San Jose, CA 95134, USA. December 2014 202-11380-01 User Manual December 2014 202-11380-01 NETGEAR, Inc. 350 East Plumeria Drive San Jose, CA 95134, USA Support For product updates and web support, visit http://support.arlo.com. Trademarks NETGEAR, Inc.

More information

1st CONFERENCE IN ETHNOMUSICOLOGY AND ANTHROPOLOGY OF MUSIC Methods, approaches and perspectives for the study of music within culture

1st CONFERENCE IN ETHNOMUSICOLOGY AND ANTHROPOLOGY OF MUSIC Methods, approaches and perspectives for the study of music within culture 1st CONFERENCE IN ETHNOMUSICOLOGY AND ANTHROPOLOGY OF MUSIC Methods, approaches and perspectives for the study of music within culture Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) 2nd-3rd, July 2015 Barcelona,

More information

Remote Assistance. bonus appendix

Remote Assistance. bonus appendix bonus appendix Remote Assistance You may think you know what stress is: deadlines, breakups, downsizing. But nothing approaches the frustration of an expert trying to help a PC beginner over the phone

More information

Applying for Access. Access Services. What is Access?

Applying for Access. Access Services. What is Access? Access Services Applying for Access > Access Services overview > Eligibility criteria > Other transportation options > How to get Access What is Access? Access Services is a public transit agency dedicated

More information

PAPS- LA. http://discoverlosangeles.com/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/los_angeles

PAPS- LA. http://discoverlosangeles.com/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/los_angeles PAPS- LA Know more about the City of Los Angeles at : http://www.lacity.org/index.htm http://discoverlosangeles.com/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/los_angeles 1. Which official documents do you need to

More information

Staying alert A guide to passenger security

Staying alert A guide to passenger security Staying alert A guide to passenger security GO Safely GO Transit is one of the safest transit systems in North America. Still, we have to be prepared for unexpected incidents. Your safety and security

More information

DRAFT ESSEX BUS AND PASSENGER TRANSPORT STRATEGY 2015

DRAFT ESSEX BUS AND PASSENGER TRANSPORT STRATEGY 2015 Essex County Council contact@essex.gov.uk Date 18 March 2015 Please ask for Matthew Winslow Department Strategic Planning Tel. No 01268 294868 E-Mail matthew.winslow@basildon.gov.uk Ref BF1-MJW/18.03.15

More information

1. How to come to the University of Orléans from Paris Roissy Charles de Gaulle and Orly airports

1. How to come to the University of Orléans from Paris Roissy Charles de Gaulle and Orly airports 1. How to come to the University of Orléans from Paris Roissy Charles de Gaulle and Orly airports Airport shuttles (from any airport) to Orléans This is the easiest and less tiring way of coming to Orléans

More information

Getting ahead online. your guide to. GOL412_GBBO brochure_aw5.indd 1 10/2/10 10:10:01

Getting ahead online. your guide to. GOL412_GBBO brochure_aw5.indd 1 10/2/10 10:10:01 1 Getting ahead online your guide to GOL412_GBBO brochure_aw5.indd 1 10/2/10 10:10:01 2 Welcome to Getting British Business Online Whether you re totally new to the Internet or already have a website,

More information

OpenTrack simulation for suburban tunnel in Paris (RER B & D)

OpenTrack simulation for suburban tunnel in Paris (RER B & D) OpenTrack simulation for suburban tunnel in Paris (RER B & D) Presentation Opentrack Viriato workshop January 24th, 2008 Zurich, Switzerland EGIS - ERIC BENARD Table of contents Introduction Overall context

More information

CALL MANAGEMENT SERVICES. User Guide. 1 888 télébec telebec.com

CALL MANAGEMENT SERVICES. User Guide. 1 888 télébec telebec.com CALL MANAGEMENT SERVICES User Guide 888 télébec telebec.com QUICK REFERENCE Télébec Call Management Services - Important Codes Service Activation Cancellation Call Blocking 6 7 Call Forwarding 7 2 7 3

More information

Directive regarding the use and transport of bicycles in AMT facilities MARCH 2011

Directive regarding the use and transport of bicycles in AMT facilities MARCH 2011 I Directive regarding the use and transport of bicycles in AMT facilities MARCH 2011 TABLE OF CONTENTS 1. PREAMBLE... 1 2. FIELD OF APPLICATION AND PURPOSE OF THE DIRECTIVE... 1 3. DEFINITIONS... 1 4.

More information

Passenger Service Technologies

Passenger Service Technologies echnology Technology Railway Technology Today 11 (Edited by Kanji Wako) Passenger Service Technologies Koichi Goto Introduction This article describes passenger service technologies on Japanese railways.

More information

User Manual - CFR Online Ticket. User Manual CFR Online Ticket

User Manual - CFR Online Ticket. User Manual CFR Online Ticket User Manual CFR Online Ticket 1 Contents: A. Methodology for a registered user Registration B. Sale application of CFR online tickets Connecting I forgot my password Routes Train Information Traffic restrictions

More information

GRAIL-2. Final Workshop

GRAIL-2. Final Workshop GRAIL-2 GNSS-based Enhanced Odometry for Rail Project Number: 247605 Final Workshop Date: Time: 24 October 2013 (Thursday) 9.30 hrs 16.00 hrs Venue: Ineco Avenida del Partenón, 4 3 rd floor 28042 - Madrid

More information

The Scottish Parliament Information for visitors

The Scottish Parliament Information for visitors The Scottish Parliament Information for visitors Contents Welcome to the Scottish Parliament - Page 2 Contact details for the Scottish Parliament - Page 2 Opening times - Page 3 Travel to the Scottish

More information

AGENT BOOKING User Guide

AGENT BOOKING User Guide AGENT BOOKING User Guide Content WELCOME TO FJORD TOURS AGENT BOOKING SYSTEM 3 GETTING HELP 3 REGISTRATION 3 FJORD TOURS HOME PAGE FOR AGENTS 4 PRODUCT RANGE 5 LOGGING IN 6 BOOKING 7 CHOOSE TOUR 10 REVIEW

More information

European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument (ENPI) Information and Training Seminars for Euro-Mediterranean Diplomats

European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument (ENPI) Information and Training Seminars for Euro-Mediterranean Diplomats European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument (ENPI) Information and Training Seminars for Euro-Mediterranean Diplomats EuropeAid/132176/C/SER/MULTI Practical Guide www.euromed-training.eu A Project

More information

Using my PAYCHEK PLUS!

Using my PAYCHEK PLUS! Using my PAYCHEK PLUS! Saving Money Pay day 300 Cost 7.50 2.5% of check 1.75* per visit * Or, get my entire paycheck cashed free by using my first free transaction per pay period to purchase a US Post

More information

Memo Online Travel Reimbursement Request (OTRR)

Memo Online Travel Reimbursement Request (OTRR) Memo Online Travel Reimbursement Request (OTRR) Dear COST Action participants, In order to optimise the travel reimbursement process and to avoid a duplication of work on the e-cost system, the COST Association

More information

Conditions of access Exhibitors schedule of hours

Conditions of access Exhibitors schedule of hours Conditions of access Exhibitors schedule of hours HINTS : Please give the right address to yours transporters and delivery-man: Parc des Expositions de Paris Nord Villepinte Salons EMBALLAGE & MANUTENTION

More information

HANDY GUIDE FOR VISITORS

HANDY GUIDE FOR VISITORS HANDY GUIDE FOR VISITORS 1 MAP OF PARIS AND CLOSE SUBURBS IGN 2 MAPS OF THE METRO AND RER IN PARIS 3 ACCESS TO IGN MAP OF IGN 3 HOW TO GET FROM GARE DU NORD (railway station) TO IGN Fare (as of 15/02/2010)

More information

USER REFERENCE MANUAL

USER REFERENCE MANUAL USER REFERENCE MANUAL for Software OCTEL MESSAGING DIVISION THE POWER OF MESSAGING Voice messaging gives you the ability to communicate effectively from any touchtone phone 24 hours a day, with one person

More information

Parking INFORMATION FOR ASSOCIATES. Advocate Christ Medical Center Advocate Hope Children s Hospital

Parking INFORMATION FOR ASSOCIATES. Advocate Christ Medical Center Advocate Hope Children s Hospital INFORMATION FOR ASSOCIATES Advocate Christ Medical Center Advocate Hope Children s Hospital Advocate Christ Medical Center Advocate Hope Children s Hospital Pulaski Road It is our desire to create a quality

More information

Transportation. http://www.daejeon.go.kr/language/english/residents/transportation/airports/index.html

Transportation. http://www.daejeon.go.kr/language/english/residents/transportation/airports/index.html Transportation http://www.daejeon.go.kr/language/english/residents/transportation/airports/index.html Background Information - Yuseong is a district of Metropolitan Daejeon in the North West section of

More information

Getting equipped to tackle forgetfulness. Top tips for family and friends. Equipment, gadgets and technology to help people with dementia

Getting equipped to tackle forgetfulness. Top tips for family and friends. Equipment, gadgets and technology to help people with dementia Getting equipped to tackle forgetfulness Top s for family and friends Equipment, gadgets and technology to help people with dementia This guide is for the family and friends of people experiencing memory

More information

The Solar System in Your Neighbourhood

The Solar System in Your Neighbourhood CLASSROOM ACTIVITY The Solar System in Your Neighbourhood General Information Level: All cycles of elementary; secondary 1 to 5. Students per group: Three to four. Duration: Two 50-minute periods. Where:

More information

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions Frequently Asked Questions GENERAL PARKING Are the parking rates based on calendar days? No. The Parking rates are structured to start when you pull a ticket or scan your Frequent Parker Card. Your time

More information

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about DART

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about DART Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about DART What is DART? Where can I take the bus? Where can I take the train? How much does it cost to park at a station? Can I take a train to American Airlines Center?

More information

AT&T MERLIN COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM ADMINISTRATION MANUAL: MODELS 206 AND 410 WITH FEATURE PACKAGE 1

AT&T MERLIN COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM ADMINISTRATION MANUAL: MODELS 206 AND 410 WITH FEATURE PACKAGE 1 AT&T MERLIN COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM ADMINISTRATION MANUAL: MODELS 206 AND 410 WITH FEATURE PACKAGE 1 Table of Contents Page How to Use This Manual The MERLIN Voice Terminal Setting the Control Unit Model

More information

GENERAL INFORMATION. IAEA Symposium on Isotopes in Hydrology, Marine Ecosystems, and Climate Change Studies in Monaco. Monaco, 27 March - 1 April 2011

GENERAL INFORMATION. IAEA Symposium on Isotopes in Hydrology, Marine Ecosystems, and Climate Change Studies in Monaco. Monaco, 27 March - 1 April 2011 GENERAL INFORMATION IAEA Symposium on Isotopes in Hydrology, Marine Ecosystems, and Climate Change Studies in Monaco Monaco, 27 March - 1 April 2011 Oceanographic Museum of Monaco SUMMARY MEETING Venue

More information

Meeting your Healthy Blue Living weight management requirement. If your body mass index is 30 or more, you have two ways to get healthier

Meeting your Healthy Blue Living weight management requirement. If your body mass index is 30 or more, you have two ways to get healthier If your body mass index is 30 or more, you have two ways to get healthier Walkingspree Page 8 Weight Watchers Page 5 bcbsm.com/hblweight Meeting your Healthy Blue Living weight management requirement Two

More information

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

PRACTICAL INFORMATION PRACTICAL INFORMATION 1. CONFERENCE SITE The 51 st DG Meeting will be held at the Pierre Mendès France Conference Centre located in the : Access: Map Ministère du Budget, des Comptes Publics et de la Fonction

More information

Customer Charter. www.dublinbus.ie

Customer Charter. www.dublinbus.ie Customer Charter www.dublinbus.ie Contents Our commitment to you 4 Providing a quality service 4 Keeping you informed 7 Providing an accessible service 8 Paying for your journey 9 Helping the environment

More information

Getting around London

Getting around London Getting around London Improving health worldwide www.lshtm.ac.uk What we will cover: Different types of ticket Student discount Underground Bus London Overground Cycling and walking Taxis Transport for

More information

WEBHOSTING FOR PROFITS HOW TO START & MAKE MONEY FROM YOUR OWN GVO TITANIUM WEBHOSTING RESELLER ACCOUNT!

WEBHOSTING FOR PROFITS HOW TO START & MAKE MONEY FROM YOUR OWN GVO TITANIUM WEBHOSTING RESELLER ACCOUNT! WEBHOSTING FOR PROFITS HOW TO START & MAKE MONEY FROM YOUR OWN GVO TITANIUM WEBHOSTING RESELLER ACCOUNT! PREAMBLE Welcome to GVO s Webhosting for Profits. Not only can GVO Web Hosting be your Turnkey Web

More information

This is Part 1 of a series of 10 articles in which I will present how a GPS Tracking system can REALLY make a difference in a company s performance.

This is Part 1 of a series of 10 articles in which I will present how a GPS Tracking system can REALLY make a difference in a company s performance. GPS TRACKING/FLEET MANAGEMENT What it REALLY does for your company Through the years in this business I have learned that most companies that start looking for a GPS Tracking System are interested in what

More information

Arab Bank Cards User Guide

Arab Bank Cards User Guide Arab Bank Cards User Guide 4600900 arabbank.jo A card to suit every lifestyle Coming to you from the largest Arab banking network, Arab Bank Cards entitle you to a host of benefits designed to offer you

More information

Intermediate STEMSEL Project 6 Light Sensor Alarm

Intermediate STEMSEL Project 6 Light Sensor Alarm Intermediate STEMSEL Project 6 Light Sensor Alarm Problem What items are important for survival in an emergency situation? How can we secure our goods? We want to create an alarm that can work even in

More information

Secrets of Online Marketing for Offline Businesses Mini-Course by www.marketing-results.com.au. Chapter 4 Design Secrets Of Websites That Sell

Secrets of Online Marketing for Offline Businesses Mini-Course by www.marketing-results.com.au. Chapter 4 Design Secrets Of Websites That Sell Secrets of Online Marketing for Offline Businesses Mini-Course by www.marketing-results.com.au Chapter 4 Design Secrets Of Websites That Sell Just like art, everyone has different opinions about what makes

More information

Sales Lead Brokerage Profit Plan Bonus Document

Sales Lead Brokerage Profit Plan Bonus Document Sales Lead Brokerage Profit Plan Bonus Document Introduction Hello and thanks for ordering the Sales Lead Brokerage Profit Plan through the Money Makers Reviewed website. As you ll know if you read my

More information

Many of these tips are just common sense and others are tips to keep in mind when doing a transaction, at ATMs, restaurants and merchants.

Many of these tips are just common sense and others are tips to keep in mind when doing a transaction, at ATMs, restaurants and merchants. Credit and Debit Card Security Tips Many of these tips are just common sense and others are tips to keep in mind when doing a transaction, at ATMs, restaurants and merchants. Be careful with your PIN Always

More information

InterRail Pass Guide 2014. Download the InterRail Rail Planner App. It s free and works offline!

InterRail Pass Guide 2014. Download the InterRail Rail Planner App. It s free and works offline! InterRail Pass Guide 2014 Download the InterRail Rail Planner App. It s free and works offline! Dear InterRail Traveller You ve chosen the perfect way to travel through Europe by train! With the InterRail

More information

BUSINESSLINE FEATURES USER GUIDE. Do more with your business phone

BUSINESSLINE FEATURES USER GUIDE. Do more with your business phone BUSINESSLINE FEATURES USER GUIDE Do more with your business phone WELCOME TO TELSTRA BUSINESSLINE FEATURES Telstra BusinessLine Features are the smart way to manage your calls and stay connected to your

More information

Travel & Accommodation Arrangements

Travel & Accommodation Arrangements Travel Arrangements Travel & Accommodation Arrangements Who is responsible for organising travel arrangements? The TRAVEL ADMINISTRATOR (sometimes known as a Travel Co-ordinator). Many businesses also

More information

LESSON 7. Managing the Trump Suit. General Concepts. General Introduction. Group Activities. Sample Deals

LESSON 7. Managing the Trump Suit. General Concepts. General Introduction. Group Activities. Sample Deals LESSON 7 Managing the Trump Suit General Concepts General Introduction Group Activities Sample Deals 170 Lesson 7 Managing the Trump Suit GENERAL CONCEPTS Play of the Hand Drawing trumps Playing the trump

More information

Guide to PanAm Agent and Online Booking Tool Services!

Guide to PanAm Agent and Online Booking Tool Services! Guide to PanAm Agent and Online Booking Tool Services Sections: 1. Getting Started with PanAm 2. Booking with An Agent 3. TripCase 4. Online Booking Tool - Logging In & Completing Your Profile 5. Book

More information

Would You Like To Earn $1000 s With The Click Of A Button?

Would You Like To Earn $1000 s With The Click Of A Button? Would You Like To Earn $1000 s With The Click Of A Button? (Follow these easy step by step instructions and you will) This Version of the ebook is for all countries other than the USA. If you need the

More information

A Guide to Car Sharing

A Guide to Car Sharing A Guide to Car Sharing Frequently Asked Questions We ve prepared a list of frequently asked questions about car sharing and also a best practice guide (some dos and don ts) for those participating in the

More information

understanding sensors

understanding sensors The LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT 2.0 robotics kit includes three types of sensors: Ultrasonic, Touch, and Color. You can use these sensors to build a robot that makes sounds when it sees you or to build a vehicle

More information

Private Hospital Cover - $250 excess

Private Hospital Cover - $250 excess Private Hospital Cover - $250 excess Effective 1 July 2010 You want a comprehensive private hospital cover that provides for the health needs of yourself and everyone in your family. You don t mind paying

More information

In the same spirit, our QuickBooks 2008 Software Installation Guide has been completely revised as well.

In the same spirit, our QuickBooks 2008 Software Installation Guide has been completely revised as well. QuickBooks 2008 Software Installation Guide Welcome 3/25/09; Ver. IMD-2.1 This guide is designed to support users installing QuickBooks: Pro or Premier 2008 financial accounting software, especially in

More information

Hospitality Cloud+Plus. How Technology Can Benefit Your Hotel LIMOTTA IT. LIMOTTAIT.com/hospitality 888 884 6278

Hospitality Cloud+Plus. How Technology Can Benefit Your Hotel LIMOTTA IT. LIMOTTAIT.com/hospitality 888 884 6278 Hospitality Cloud+Plus How Technology Can Benefit Your Hotel LIMOTTA IT LIMOTTAIT.com/hospitality 888 884 6278 Content + + About Us PCI Compliance + Virtualization + + + Unified Technology Single Sign

More information

Welcome! You ve made a wise choice opening a savings account. There s a lot to learn, so let s get going!

Welcome! You ve made a wise choice opening a savings account. There s a lot to learn, so let s get going! Savings Account Welcome! Welcome to Young Americans Bank, the only bank in the world designed specifically for young people! Mr. Bill Daniels started Young Americans Bank in 1987 because he thought it

More information

Guide to using public transport in the Helsinki region

Guide to using public transport in the Helsinki region Guide to using public transport in the Helsinki region Helsinki, Espoo, Kauniainen, Vantaa, Kerava, Sipoo and Kirkkonummi form an integrated regional public transport area where traveling is easy and affordable.

More information

COMMISSION REGULATION. of 5.5.2011

COMMISSION REGULATION. of 5.5.2011 EN EN EN EUROPEAN COMMISSION Brussels, 5.5.2011 C(2011) 2962 final COMMISSION REGULATION of 5.5.2011 on the technical specification for interoperability relating to the subsystem 'telematics applications

More information